Youth/Teen Educator | Position Description
YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our team. The Youth/Teen Educator is responsible for ongoing development, implementation and facilitation of quality programming. This position covers Montgomery and Preble Counties. This position is responsible for outreach and education to the community youth and support of the vision, mission and values of YWCA Dayton.
- Prepare and deliver a curriculum for youth/teen outreach programs (Academic, Afterschool, Summer Camp, etc.).
- Prepare and facilitate on-site Afterschool and Leadership Squad programs.
- Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with youth/teens, parents, schools and other community youth-serving agencies to provide information and recruit for our programs.
- Identify and recruit girls in the Montgomery and Preble County Shelter System for participation in our programs.
- Serve as a role model and lead by example through professional appearance, words and actions.
- Maintain documentation on activities and participants.
- Administer pre/post tests and evaluations to assess the quality of programs and measure outcomes.
- Maintain data for reporting and audits in electronic databases.
- Attend agency and department meetings.
- Attend interagency and networking meetings as appropriate.
- Demonstrate flexibility, creativity, self-motivation and the ability to establish rapport with a culturally diverse population.
- Maintain an ethic for care and compassion for all program participants.
- Ability to frequently travel between Montgomery and Preble counties.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Cultural competence, with an understanding of youth development, gender equality and advocacy.
- Assertive communication skills, including active listening and inclusive language.
- Skilled in classroom management/group dynamics.
- Candidate should possess creativity and enthusiasm; must be self-motivated and resourceful.
- Flexibility with the ability to handle emergency situations.
- Sensitivity to the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Strong analytical skills – able to solve problems, make decisions, etc.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, multi-task, and pay attention to details.
- Must be able to follow supervisory directions, attend professional development trainings, staff meetings and conferences as needed/required for the position.
- Good computer skills, with the ability to maintain accurate electronic records.
- Good communication and interpersonal problem resolution skills.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Working knowledge of typical needs and issues of target population.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in education, sociology, social work or related field preferred.
- Minimum one year of prior work experience with adolescents, particularly girls.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE:
- Must be responsive to the needs and requests of clients, residents, staff and Board of Directors.
- Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
- Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
- Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill duties.
- Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and
- Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
- Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to
- Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
- Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
- Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
- Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
- Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
- Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.
ANTICIPATED SALARY & BENEFITS:
- $41,200 annually
- Health, dental and vision coverage
- Paid parental leave
- Generous PTO and holiday pay
- Life and AD&D insurance
- Long-term disability
- Employee Assistance Program
- YWCA Retirement Fund
YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.
- Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
- Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
- Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
- Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
- Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18
YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.